The Reds Could Benefit from Extra Days Rest Against Chelsea
Liverpool have been in excellent form at Anfield recently and swept aside Southampton on November 18 with a convincing 3-0 win against the Saints. Jurgen Klopp’s side looked sensational going forward, with Sadio Mane, Phillipe Coutinho and the impressive Mo Salah all linking up to devastating effect. The Egyptian has been in excellent form putting in a series of industrious displays and he is 7/5 to score anytime with 888Sport during this encounter. The injuries are clearing up for the hosts with Adam Lallana named in the squad for the Champions League clash against Sevilla and the midfielder could feature here against the Blues.
The Reds remain unbeaten at home this season and didn’t concede a single goal here throughout October and November. Klopp’s men have been heavily criticised for their erratic defending this campaign but they’ve kept successive clean sheets against Southampton, Huddersfield and Manchester United.
Champions Chelsea dismantled West Brom on November 18th in what turned out to be Tony Pulis’ last game at the Hawthorns. The Blues have been in decent form but it will be tough for them here. They’ve failed to win any of their last three visits to this stadium and have already tripped up at Selhurst Park on their travels this season. Antonio Conte appeared perplexed by the fact his side have less time than their opponents to recover and prepare for this crunch tie and he must ensure his squad are ready for this quick turnaround. Striker Michy Batshuayi is nursing an injury and will be missing for this tie alongside Victor Moses.